OJSC «Il» celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War

07 May 2015
On May 7, 2015 OJSC «Il» hosted ceremonial events, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

OJSC «Il» young specialists greeted guests and employees at the entrance office, gave them St. George Ribbon and a jubilee badge with the emblem of OJSC «Il». Festive atmosphere was created by military songs played through loudspeakers.

The ceremonial meeting began with floral offering to the statue of S. V. Ilyushin and the monument to Il-2 aircraft.

The opening speech was given to the participants by OJSC «Il» General Director Sergey Velmozhkin and Chief Science Adviser of OJSC «Il» General Director Genrikh Novozhilov.

Full rehearsal of the Victory Parade took place during the ceremonial meeting. The aerial segment of the Parade includes the military-transport Il-76MD and the tankers Il-78.

The meeting was concluded by awarding valuable gifts, certificates of hnour and commemorative medals to the veterans of OJSC «Il». Winners of the annual Victory Day sport competitions also received their awards.

As part of the ceremonial events there was an entertaining programme for the children of OJSC «Il» employees, with contests on military and aviation topics, as well as a master-class on model aircraft construction.

Among other entertainments there were exhibition performance and finals of the motorsport competition, concert and mobile kitchen trailer.

Ceremonial events dedicated to Victory day is an annual tradition. The company reveres the memory of the Great Patriotic War veterans and homefront workers, who manufactured weapons for victory. The made an enormous contribution to our common victory and deserved imperishable memory and acknowledgement of their descendants.